The popularity of flexible LED strip lights is increasing in modern lighting design all around the world. Architects and lighting designers are implementing LED strip lights into residential, commercial and industrial projects at an increasing rate. Moreover, this is due to an increase in efficiency, color options, brightness as well as ease of installation.
- Compare Lumen (Brightness)
Lumen is the measurement of brightness as perceived to the human eye. Because of incandescent lighting, we are all accustomed to using watts to measure the brightness of the light. Lumen is the most important variable when choosing which LED Strip light you need to buy for your home. When comparing lumen output from strip to strip, note that there are different ways of saying the same thing.
- Compare Colour Temperature
CCT (Correlated Color Temperature) refers to the color temperature of light, measured in degrees Kelvin (K). The temperature rating indicates what the white light will look like; it ranges from cool white to warm white. For example, a light source that has a 2000 – 3000 K rating is seen as, what we call, warm white light. Warm white light looks very orange and/or yellow. When increasing the degrees Kelvin, the color will change from yellow to yellowish white to white and then a bluish white (which is the coolest white). CCT is specific to white light or rather, the color temperature.
- Wattage consumed per strip of LEDs
Power consumption is another important reason why we have switched to LEDs. Wattage tells us how much power we are consuming while these lights are on and also how much expenditure is expected at the month end. Therefore, be sure to verify the wattage per foot, meter, or reel before you buy.